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Orbitur Camping Gala

Orbitur Camping Gala

Portugal, Beiras and The Centre, Coimbra, Figueira da Foz

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Open (touring pitches):  
All year.

Ref: PO8090

Alan Rogers Review

On sandy terrain under a canopy of pine trees and close to a dune-lined beach, Gala has around 450 pitches with space for about 200 touring units and is well cared for, with plants and shrubs to welcome you. Chalets occupy the area closest to the road and seasonal units the next; beyond that are some level marked pitches and a large pine-clad area on sloping ground nearest the sea where you choose your own spot between the trees. A short walk from there takes you to a private beach, though you should swim with caution when it is windy. Electrical connections (6/10A) are available throughout.

To the north, via an impressive bridge crossing the River Mondego, is the important deep-sea fishing port and bustling resort of Figueira da Foz. Up-river from there lies Coimbra, Portugal’s oldest university town which offers plenty of good shopping, much interesting architecture and, apparently, a vibrant night life. The nearby Roman remains at Conímbriga are worth visiting. Further afield is Fátima, a place of pilgrimage with a celebrated shrine. Beyond Figueira to the north are stretches of wild beaches, areas of woodland, part of the National Forest, and the fascinating town of Aveiro, known as Portugal’s Venice.


The three toilet blocks have British and Turkish style toilets, washbasins (some with hot water, a few in cabins) and free hot showers. Facilities for babies, children and disabled campers. Laundry. Motorcaravan services. Gas supplies. Supermarket and bar (all year). Restaurant with terrace and takeaway (1/4-30/10). Lounge. Open-air pool (June-Sept). Playground. Tennis. TV. Car wash area. WiFi throughout (free).

  • American Motor Homes
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • All Year
  • Camping Cheque
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Golf Nearby
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Site is 130 km south of Porto. From A1 at Coimbra or from coastal motorway A17 take A14 to Figueira da Foz and turn south on N109, cross river and site is on right in 2 km.